Virginia contains ten schools that offer dental assistant programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking dental assistant school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 dental assistant schools in Virginia, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Everest Institute-Chesapeake comes out as the most expensive ($36,930/yr), with Wytheville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,335/yr.
Dental Assistant students from Virginia schools who go on to become dental assistants, dental hygienists, dental professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 294,020 people working as dental assistants alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $34,000. Also, Dental hygienists make on average $67,860 per year and there are about 173,900 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 3,990 employed dental hygienists earning an average yearly salary of $77,430. Dental assistants in this state earn $34,730/yr and there are 7,680 employed.
Also, within the dental assistant schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from dental assistant, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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